November 15, 2012
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
Quick Links




A Thank You and Farewell from Andrew Brusletten

As you may have heard, I have accepted a Program Manager position with the School of Public Health at UW Seattle, beginning November 28, where I will be supporting and helping to shape master's degrees in health administration. I'm excited by the new opportunities in front of me, but I will also miss the creativity, collaboration, and overall commitment to excellence at UW Bothell. I feel lucky to have participated in the growth of this campus over the last eight years and have learned a great deal from you. Please say hello when you visit the Seattle campus.




Celebrate International Education Week, November 12-16!

UW Bothell is joining the nationwide initiative of U.S. Departments of State and Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide and promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Find out more on the IEW website.


Clamor: UW Bothell Literacy & Arts Journal is now accepting submissions for the 2013 edition!    


Clamor is the University of Washington Bothellʼs annual Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual, and media formats from across our campus and the surrounding community. Their goal is to support and promote captivating, inspiring, and lively art in the forms of visual, literary, and media work.  

Submissions are encouraged from UW Bothell students, faculty, staff, and creative community members. Early Submission Deadline is November 25, 2012. Final Deadline Spring 2012 (date to be announced). To submit your work, go to and click on the "submit" link.

Clamor is also looking for people to join their Editorial Board for Winter and Spring Quarters. If you would like to join the editorial board you can earn 3 credits for each quarter you're involved. It's a great opportunity to discover what it takes to design and publish a professional grade literary and arts journal. Please contact Clamor's Faculty Advisor Ted Hiebert for more information, If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email at



UPCOMING EVENTS                

A Reading and Conversation with CA Conrad  


The MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics will host "A Reading and Conversation with CA Conrad"  Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. The event will take place in Library Room 205 (LB-205).


CA Conrad is the author of six full-length books and numerous chapbooks.  His two most recent titles, both published by Seattle's own WAVE books, are A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics and The Book of Frank, the latter the recipient of the Gil Ott Book Award.  His other titles include Advanced Elvis Course and Deviant Propulsion, both with Soft Skull Press. 


Conrad has been a 2011 Pew Fellow, a RADAR and UCross Fellow of 2012, and will be a Banff Fellow in 2013.  He is currently on book tour with events scheduled in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Olympia and Kansas.  The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.  He is now one of the most passionate, dynamic and beloved poets working in America.


Rebecca Brown, Senior Artist-in-Residence for the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, will introduce Conrad. The reading is free. For more information about the event, please get in touch with Meredith Field at or 425-352-3415. More information about CA Conrad is available here.    


School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium 


Join us for a monthly showcase of research-in-progress by Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty members. The campus-community and the general public are invited to interact with faculty in conversations about their research, gain a sense of how research practices shift as they move across disciplines and sectors, and think critically and creatively about the implications of different forms of research design.       


"Fire, Water, Earth, Sky: Global Systems History and the Human Prospect" with Alan Wood 

Tuesday, December 4, 4:00 - 5:30pm
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)  

"I propose a new approach to world history that anticipates a global civil society and a sustainable human civilization.  My approach integrates systems thinking, which focuses on the cooperative interdependence of natural phenomena, with Asian philosophy, which focuses on the paradoxical and complementary balance of opposites."  

Please visit the web for detailed information, upcoming presentations, and past colloquium archives.         


Research in Action  


The Center for University Studies, the Office of Research and the Campus Library are to announce the schedule of speakers for BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action. Seminars are held Fridays at 10 am in UW1-110 unless otherwise noted. Everyone including students, staff, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend the seminar portion of the class.  


December 7, 2012 - "Science and Environmental Justice Issues: More than getting the Facts  Straight" with Gwen Ottinger, Assistant Professor, IAS.



Student, Alumni, and Faculty News



Susan Brown's (Creative Writing & Poetics) storefronts installation -- Skeleton City Puppets -- is now in place!  It's on an Amazon Headquarters building on the 1100 block of Thomas Street, between Boren and Terry in the South Lake Union neighborhood. It will be in place until January or March, depending on decisions to be made when Amazon takes over building management from Vulcan. Susan will be making changes to it from time to time, and will soon be launching a Kickstarter Public Art project to raise funds for the paper and ink. 


Talena Kettrell (Creative Writing & Poetics) created a fifth grade writing program called, Write Now! The program brings literary artists into the classroom to enhance the writing curriculum. The students culminate by sharing their work with a buddy class and invited guest at a reception in their honor. The grant for the program in still in the works. Write Now! will be implemented at Lake Forest Park Elementary during the month of November.


Bogdana Manole (Cultural Studies) presented at Scholars' Studio: "Citizen" Research @the Commons on Monday, November 5th, on "The Radical Citizen Scientist" seen from the perspective of Cultural Studies. The relationship between power and science shapes how we know and understand the world; The Radical Citizen Scientist questions who claims the expertise and the authority in Science, who leads the research, how is the research funded and published. By claiming this identity, the Radical Citizen Scientist aims to shift the dynamic of power, by intentionally relating differently to knowledge production and transmission. 


Ronnie Thibault (Cultural Studies) has been named, for a second year, one of the 2012-2013 Student Civic Fellows. Ronnie will continue in her role as the the Disability Awareness Civic Fellow. Student Civic Fellows will be encouraged to engage in campus and community opportunities including The Innovation Forum, the Continuums of Service Conference, and The Teaching and Learning Symposium. Along with a number of research projects, fellows will support the campus in building a culture of service and engagement.




Ruth Gregory (Cultural Studies, 2011), Ryan Sackman (Cultural Studies, 2011), Luke Ware (Cultural Studies, 2011), and friends, played at five different film festivals in October alone. It was also shortlisted for Best Documentary Short at the Tacoma Film Festival. The next screenings of "Hazzard" will be at the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival in Portland, Oregon on November 9th and 16th. More information on the film and upcoming screenings are on Ruth's website:


Ruth Gregory's (Cultural Studies, 2011) paper "All Hail the Chief!: Adolescent Masculinity in Reaganite Teen Films" has been selected for the 2013 Pop Culture/American Culture Association Conference in Washington D.C. in March.


Salem Levesque (Cultural Studies, 2011) has a new position as the Digital Media Coordinator at UW Bothell. Salem has been serving as the interim Coordinator, so brings a wealth of experience to the position. Salem will help expand Learning Technologies' mission of enhancing teaching and learning for both faculty and students. As the Digital Media Coordinator, he will manage the Digital Media Lab and be a primary contact for multimedia teaching needs at UWB, helping design assignments, coordinate support resources, teach workshops, and design support mechanisms for classroom instruction. 

Paula Matano
(Policy Studies, 2012) recently published an article about the University of Oregon delegation visiting congress. On September 25, Paula and other faculty, staff, and students from the University of Oregon toured the White House as part of a trip to Washington D.C. to represent the university at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE) Conference and meet with agency and congressional staff. Her article is available online.



IAS faculty members Christian Anderson, Dan Berger, Kristin Gustafson, and Camille Walsh have been named as UW Bothell Community-Based Learning and Research Fellows for 2012-13. Their projects are "Locating Participatory Community Collaboration" (Anderson); "Prison Education and Action" (Berger); "Integrating Community Newpaper Production into Student Lives" (Gustafson), and "Youth Court Task Force" (Walsh). They join three faculty members form Nursing and Health Studies (Selina Mohammed, Christopher Wade, and Mabel Ezeonwu) to form the 2012-13 cohort.  

Dan Berger
hosted a visit by prison activist and independent scholar Victoria Law on November 7-8. Law is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, winner of the 2009 PASS Award and just published in a revised edition, and co-editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind, an anthology about parenting and social justice activism. During her visit, Law gave a lecture at UW Seattle, met with faculty and staff at UW Bothell, and spoke in Berger's graduate course on "Prisons, Politics, and Activism."


Dan Berger also contributed two interviews and one article to the new book We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America. The interviews are with two longtime civil rights organizers: Bob Brown, a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the All-African People's Revolutionary Party; and José López, director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago. The article is a reprint of his 2009 publication, "Rescuing Civil Rights from Black Power: Collective Memory and Saving the State in 21st Century Prosecutions of 1960s Era Cases." Berger also published an recent op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer challenging Pennsylvania to keep up with national standards by halting prison expansion.


Amaranth Borsuk recently traveled to Reno, NV to speak at the "Refiguring the Book" symposium at the Nevada Museum of Art. She also visited classes at University of Rhode Island, University of New Haven, and the Walnut Hill School of the Arts, where she read from her books Handiwork and Between Page and Screen and led a book-making workshop. Between Page and Screen has received a glowing review in Rain Taxi and Borsuk was featured on the Poetry Foundation's blog. You can read more about her in this interview with UW Bothell's Husky Herald.

Rebecca Brown
has recently had several of her writings translated into Dutch and Japanese and republished. Two short stories, "Breath" and "Love Poem," appear in the Flemish art magazine Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen (translated by Lies Honneaux). Another story, "Heaven," appears in the paperback edition of Translation Classroom (translated by Motoyuki Shibata).


Rebecca Brown also delivered a gonzo lecture, "We Are a Teenage Zombie," at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery on the UW Seattle campus on Halloween. The lecture was inspired by the 'horror rock' of Roky Erickson, founder of The 13th Floor Elevators and composer of such hits as "I Walked with a Zombie" and "Creature with the Atom Brain", and a dance performance by Alex Martin of Better Biscuit Dance Co.

S. Charusheela
hosted a conference on "Stranger Economics" on November 1-2, 2012. The conference was linked to the journal she edits, Rethinking Marxism, and a graduate course she taught in spring 2012. Speakers at the conference include IAS faculty member Colin Danby and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alumna Shana Hirsch. For more details, click here.

Sarah Dowling has published a new chapbook, Birds & Bees, through the conceptual writing collective Troll Thread. Birds & Bees draws on pop music's sentimentality and repetitivity, using The Temptations' "My Girl" and other hits to ask the age-old question, "Do you love me?" It's available here for purchase or as a free pdf for download.


Martha Groom served as a mentor and presented a workshop in mid-October at the Student Conference for Conservation Science in New York. The event brings young conservationists from all over the world to present their work and get feedback on their careers from established scientists. Closer to home, she gave a talk on "Coffee conservation: supporting bird-friendly coffee cultivation practices" at the Seattle Audubon Society on October 18 at REI. Groom is also part of a UW faculty group hosting 15 Indonesian Senior Scholars on a Fulbright - DIKTI recharging program. 

Martha Groom also recently participated in WitsOn!, an experimental online mentoring program for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Mentors provided bios and responded to student questions over the course of one month, providing encouragement and guidance. The goal is to reduce feelings of isolation that often confront women in STEM fields, and to increase connections among students and mentors across the country. Over 15,000 students enrolled in the online experience.  

Susan Harewood
recently spoke on a keynote panel, "Listening for a Wider Narrative," at St. Martin's University's Symposium on Teaching and Learning. Her talk was on "Rituals of Listening: Communication Theory and the Wider Narrative." IAS faculty member and UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center Director David Goldstein also presented at the symposium on "Holistic Listening and Radical Student-Centeredness."


Ted Hiebert published a new article, "The Speed of Broken Light: A meditation on duration and performance," in the journal Performance Research. The article is, in Hiebert's words, "a meditation on the meaning of duration in a world where the speed of light has been called into question, and consequently the boundary between questions of performance, representation and duration has begun to blur."

Dan Jacoby moderated a Halloween night
Town Hall Seattle discussion, co-presented with Town Hall Center for Civic Life, of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire, co-authored by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin. The event demonstrates that the spectre previously haunting Europe has moved to Seattle, at least for one Halloween night. 


Kari Lerum published an essay, "Circus," in a special Day of the Dead issue of TRIVIA: voices of feminism. The special issue as a whole focuses on the theme of "death" and includes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and digital media essays, among other genres of writing and response. "Circus" is a meditation on feminist and activist responses to murder and death at local and global scales.

Joe Milutis
recently republished his essay "Haunted Mazes" in the 10th Anniversary Book of the journal Cabinet. He also had an essay republishd in a special "Invalid Format" issue of the online journal Triple Canopy. (The "format" of the special issue is "invalid" because it is a traditional book, not an online publication.) Other work by Milutis can be found in the archives of both experimental journals.   

Julie Shayne and Camille Walsh co-organized and spoke on a panel at the National Women's Studies Association Conference titled "Decolonizing Knowledge, Redefining Personhood: Bodies, Mothers, and Activism in the Americas." Shayne's paper, "Scholarship, Activism, and Activist Scholarship in the Americas," drew from her current book project Taking Risks: Feminist Stories of Social Justice Research in the Americas. Walsh's paper, "Reclaiming the 'Bad Mother' in Resisting Segregation," was based on research-in-progress about the history of Girard College in Philadelphia. Walsh also spoke on the eve of the 2012 national election on the history of voter suppression and the Voting Rights Act.


Rob Turner co-facilitated a half-day workshop on October 17 as part of the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The workshop, Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability for Undergraduate Learners, engaged more than 50 faculty from around the country and globe. Turner's involvement emerges from his long-term commitment to developing sustainability curriculum in IAS, at UW Bothell, and through the Curriculum for the Bioregion project.


Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


School's Out Washington, Education Policy and Advocacy Director, Seattle,
Closes: Nov 20

Seattle Theatre Group, Community Programs Manager, Seattle   
Closes: Nov 20

Closes: Nov 23

UW Division of Public Behavior Health and Justice Policy, Research Assistant
 HuskyJobs: 65561
Closes: Nov 23, 2012.

Seattle Central Community College,  Workforce Educational Advisor 
Closes: Nov 26

City of Seattle,
Office of Housing, Community Development Specialist
Closes: Nov 27

Washington Filmworks, Program & Communications Coordinator, Seattle
Closes: Nov 28

Washington State Arts Commission, Art in Public Places Project Manager, Olympia
Closes: Nov 28

Washington Student Achievement Council, Education Research Analyst/Associate Director for Research, Olympia
Closes:Nov 30

Washington Student Achievement Council, Associate Director, Academic Affairs and Policy, Olympia
Closes:Nov 30

PATH, Policy Communications Officer, External Relations, Seattle
Open until filled

Raikes Foundation, Measurement and Evaluation Officer, Seattle
Open until filled

Redfin, Copywriter, Seattle,
Open until filled

Richard Hugo House, Administrative Assistant, Seattle
Open until filled

Sightline Institute, Digital Communicator, Seattle
Open until filled

Washington Community Mental Health Council, Policy Analyst, Seattle
Open until filled

Youth Development Executives of King County, Data and Outcomes Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

On-Campus Student Employment
Check the on-campus departments you are interested in for open positions. Many departments do not post their positions, but have job openings available. Going to different departments is also a great way to network and practice your elevator speech. If you want help with networking techniques, make an appointment to come into the Career Center.





Feet First, Walkable Cities Outreach Intern, Seattle

Volunteer, 8 hours/week

Open until filled


Feet First, Website Writer/Researcher, Seattle

Volunteer, Hours flexible, Work remotely

Open until filled


King County Solid Waste Division, Environmental Internship

HuskyJobs: 65776

The Recycling and Environmental Services (RES) section has two (2) internship opportunities available for 2013. Interns assist with the planning, development and implementation of various programs that employ progressive waste management policies and programs. One position will assist with Green Building and the other will assist with Waste Prevention and Recycling outreach programs.

Closes: Dec. 1




Career-related Events


Tues, Nov 20, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
Are you interested in a great job - with a good salary, excellent benefits, and possible student loan repayment? Want a job where you can make a real difference - in the areas of health, environment, policy, international relations, and more? Consider working for the federal government - a sector doing lots of hiring! In this workshop, you'll learn how to find agencies that might interest you, locate federal job openings, and tailor your application materials to show how your qualifications match what federal hiring authorities are seeking.

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation Workshop
Tues, Nov 27, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103
Learn specific tips on how to get the best letter of recommendation that can help you in applications to graduate school, scholarships, fellowships, internships and more.

Careers in International Management
Mon, Dec 3, 11:30am-1:15pm
UW Bothell, Eastside Leadership Center, Fuji  Room
Opportunities, Challenges, Career Paths, and the Question of Graduate School. We will have a guest speaker: James Reinnoldt, UWB Faculty Member with over 25 years of international business experience in more than 30 countries.

Budget Matters 2012: Moving Washington's Economy Forward
Join us our first annual policy conference with Van Jones!
Thurs, Dec 13 | 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

SAVE THE DATE: Thurs, Jan 24, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
UW Seattle, HUB
The career fair is for ALL MAJORS (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences) and is the only diversity job fair held at the University of Washington. This years fair will be held at the Husky Union Building(HUB). Each year employers are looking for undergraduate and graduate students looking for a career, internships, summer jobs and co-op opportunities.



Fellowships & Funding 


Open to all currently enrolled UW Bothell students. With one application students will be considered for multiple scholarships that will be awarded during 2013 winter and spring quarters. Information and application materials
Deadline: Dec 1

Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship
Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented business, law, policy, and education graduate students with diverse professional backgrounds and helps them launch high-level education leadership careers through the Graduate School Fellowship. There are two placements for the Graduate School Fellowship - the 10-week summer placement and the yearlong placement.
Priority deadline: Dec 12

Professional Development/Miscellaneous 

Poetry Center's Summer Residency Program, Tucson AZ
Two residencies are awarded each summer-one in poetry and one in prose-to writers at any stage of their careers. The residency includes a $150 weekly stipend and a two-to-four-week stay in a private guest house, located within steps of the Center's renowned library. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31.  Application information
Deadline: Dec 17

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